Chicago Hotel Blog of Events

Check our blog regularly for current listings of Chicago festivals, events and concerts! We post new events weekly to help you plan your time in our great city. Chicago has a continuous supply of concerts and events. However, Chicago is also known for its neighborhoods. There are a million great experiences throughout our city.

Haunted Halloween Ball

Visit Chicago’s Navy Pier for a crazy party for grownups, the Haunted Halloween Ball, October 28-29, and stay at the nearby and affordable Chicago Lake Shore in Hyde Park! Start your Halloween festivities early this year by heading to the Grand…

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School of Rock the Musical

Bring the family to see the hit Broadway musical “School of Rock” at the Cadillac Theatre in Chicago November 1-19, and stay at the nearby and affordable Chicago Lake Shore Hotel! Remember “School of Rock,” the film starring Jack Black? It grossed…

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Nick Offerman’s Full Bush Show

Come to the Chicago Theatre to see the hilarious Nick Offerman in his “Full Bush Comedy Tour” December 1, and stay at the nearby and affordable Chicago Lake Shore Hotel in historic Hyde Park! Nick Offerman, he of the deadpan look, is one of the…

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Comedian Tiffany Haddish at Zanies

Come to Chicago’s Zanies Comedy Club to see comedian Tiffany Haddish October 12-13, and stay at the nearby and affordable Chicago Lake Shore Hotel! Tiffany Haddish is currently co-starring as the outspoken, no-nonsense “Nakeisha” on the NBC comedy…

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Steve Martin Martin Short In Concert

Get thee to Chicago to see Steve Martin and Martin Short in concert at the Chicago Theatre Oct. 6-7, and stay at the nearby and affordable Chicago Lake Shore Hotel! Funnymen Steve Martin and Martin Short, two-thirds of “The Three Amigos,” is the…

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Steve Martin and Martin Short

Get thee to Chicago to see Steve Martin and Martin Short in concert at the Chicago Theatre Oct. 6-7, and stay at the nearby and affordable Chicago Lake Shore Hotel! Funnymen Steve Martin and Martin Short, two thirds of “The Three Amigos,” are the…

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Comic Pat McGann

Bring your girlfriend to Zanies Comedy Club in Chicago’s Old Town to see the great standup comic Pat McGann October 3-6, and stay at the nearby and affordable Chicago Lake Shore Hotel in historic Hyde Park! Pat McGann is one of the funniest men on…

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Margaret Cho in Concert

Come to Chicago to see standup comedian Margaret Cho at the Chicago Theatre September 23, and stay at the nearby and affordable Chicago Lake Shore Hotel in historic Hyde Park! Margaret Cho calls her latest show, “Fresh off the Bloat, “my sickest…

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Hyde Park Jazz Festival

Come to the Hyde Park Jazz Festival September 23-24, and stay at the nearby Chicago Lake Shore Hotel! When we say “nearby,” we mean nearby. The Hyde Park Jazz Festival venues are a walk away! This free two-day event features the finest in local jazz…

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Chicago Jazz Festival

Bring the family to the free Chicago Jazz Festival in Millennium Park September 1-4, and stay at the nearby and affordable Chicago Lake Shore Hotel! The Chicago Jazz Festival is one of the premiere music events in the entire world! The festival,…

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North Coast Music Festival

Come to Chicago for the North Coast Music Festival in Union Park September 1-3, and stay at the nearby and affordable Chicago Lake Shore Hotel! The North Coast Music Festival is one of the last summer parties of the season. There will be music,…

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Lionel Richie and Mariah Carey

Bring your girlfriend to see Lionel Richie and Maria Carey together in concert at Chicago’s United Center August 26, and stay at the nearby and affordable Chicago Lake Shore Hotel! OMG! The legendary Lionel Richie and Mariah Carey together, singing…

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Idina Manzell in Concert

Come see the great Idina Manzel live at the Chicago theatre August 12, and stay at the nearby and affordable Chicago Lake Shore Hotel! Tony Award winner Idina Manzel has just completed her fifth album, “idina.” She has been called this generation’s…

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Kidz Bop Kids

Your children will love you and behave for a year when you bring them to the Kidz Bop Kids concert at the Huntington Bank Pavilion at Chicago’s Northerly Island August 7, and stay at the nearby and affordable Chicago Lake Shore Hotel! You haven’t…

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Chicago Margarita Festival

Bring your boyfriend to the Chicago Margarita Festival July 8-9 at Navy Pier, and stay at the nearby and affordable Chicago Lake Shore Hotel in historic Hyde Park! The Chicago Margarita Festival will hold two tastings on Saturday and one on Sunday.…

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Lyle Lovett and his Large Band

Come to the Chicago Theatre to see the great Lyle Lovett and his Large Band July 29, and stay at the nearby and affordable Chicago Lake Shore Hotel in historic Hyde Park! Lyle Lovett is not exaggerating about his Large Band. There are thirteen…

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Drive-by Truckers with Honeysuckle

Bring the family to see the fabulous band Drive-by Truckers and Honeysuckle July 20 at Chicago’s Millennium Park, and stay at the nearby and affordable Chicago Lake Shore Hotel in historic Hyde Park! Drive-by Truckers – be still my heart. This…

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Four Voices Divas of Folk Music

Bring the family to the fabulous Chicago Theatre to see the Four Voices – Joan Baez, Mary Chapin Carpenter and Indigo Girls Amy Ray and Emily Saliers – concert June 11, and stay at the nearby and affordable Chicago Lake Shore Hotel! The Four Voices…

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Elvis Costello and The Imposters

Bring your girlfriend to see Elvis Costello and The Imposters at the Huntington Bank Pavilion at Chicago’s Northerly Island June 12, and stay at the nearby and affordable Chicago Lake Shore Hotel in historic Hyde Park! Rock out at Chi-Town’s newest…

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Country Lake Shake Music Festival

Bring your family to country music nirvana at the Country Lake Shake Music Festival at the Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island June 23-25, and stay at the nearby and affordable Chicago Lake Shore Hotel! The Country Lake Shake Music Festival…

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Chicago Blues Festival

Bring the family to the Chicago Blues Festival in Millennium Park June 9-11, and stay at the nearby and affordable Chicago Lake Shore Hotel! The Chicago Blues Festival is world famous. It is three days of safe, outdoor fun, and listening to some of…

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Nora Jones

Come see the great jazz diva Nora Jones in concert at the Chicago Theatre May 20-21, and stay at the nearby and affordable Chicago Lake Shore Hotel! Nora Jones was born with musical chops. Her father was sitarist Ravi Shankar, who became a household…

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Bike The Drive

Biker families will want to participate in the Bike the Drive event at Chicago’s Grant Park May 28, and stay at the nearby and affordable Chicago Lake Shore Hotel! Bike the Drive is a celebration of biking routes on Lake Shore Drive – with no cars!…

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Food Truck Social at the Zoo

Bring a date to the Food Truck Social at Chicago’s Lincoln Park Zoo May 13, and stay at the nearby and affordable Chicago Lake Shore Hotel! The Food Truck Social invites you to stuff yourself with grilled cheese sandwiches, doughnuts, pierogis,…

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Ricky Gervais Show

Enjoy the offbeat comedy of Ricky Gervais’ “Humanity” show at the Chicago Theatre May 24-25, and stay at the nearby and affordable Chicago Lake Shore Hotel! Ricky Gervais uses comedy to pokes holes in the bombast of life. He describes his new show,…

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